Shark Week is set to return with a splash , and guests of SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium can chew on an abundance of educational seminars, interactive exhibits and special artifacts throughout the week in honor of the occasion.
In addition to shark-training and shark-identification talks targeting adults and children alike, the aquarium is home to about 20 of its own sharks, giving guests a glimpse of bamboo reef sharks, black and white tip reef sharks, zebra sharks and other favorite creatures from the deep. Visitors can also check out a special shark artifacts table and observe exclusive shark-focused content on the aquarium’s new, state-of-the-art display screens throughout the seven-day Shark Week celebration.
“Sharks are one of the oldest known species on earth, predating even the dinosaurs,” said Steve Bitter, Aquarist at SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium, noting one of many reasons so many are fascinated by the threatened swimmers. “They somehow managed to survive every mass extinction event ever recorded, proving themselves a force to be reckoned with for 420 million years.”
SEA LIFE ARIZONA AQUARIUM’s Shark Week celebration runs at Arizona Mills Mall (5000 Arizona Mills Circle, Tempe, AZ 85282)